A soft landing: Strong industry growth is forecast as the economy stabilises and confidence rises

The Carpet, Rug and Curtain Retailers industry's growth over the past five years can be characterised by a medium level of volatility. Much of the growth in the industry has been supported by improvements in the downstream residential construction sector, with resurgent demand for carpets and wall coverings from new homeowners driving this. In addition, rising house prices have boosted demand for maintenance and repairs as homeowners have sought to further raise the value of their homes and increase their equity. Industry revenue is expected to expand at a compound annual rate of 0.9% over the five years through 2019-20 to reach just over £2.3 billion...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 15-20
Forecast Growth 20-25
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Economic uncertainty since the EU referendum impeded growth over the past two years
  • Multichannel marketing methods are used by larger players to complement their store structures
  • Government initiatives aimed at increasing housing supply will indirectly benefit the industry
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The industry has moderate barriers to entry. New entrants require capital to purchase stock, considerable premises to store and display products, and good links with suppliers to access a wide variety of products. A positive aspect for new entrants is that there is no need to comply with specific government regulations or professional requirements in order to enter the Carpet, Rug and Curtain Retailers industry.Competition across products at the low and middling price points is high, especially as many products at these levels are relatively homogenous. Larger firms can benefit from economies of scale and reduce costs, therefore putting pressure on new entrants. Larger players also benefit from stocking a wide variety of products, which appeals to clients...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Carpet, Rug & Curtain Retailers Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Carpet, Rug & Curtain Retailers Industry are

  • Ability to attract local support/patronage
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Having a wide and expanding product range
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from residential building construction and Capital expenditure on dwellings in the Carpet, Rug & Curtain Retailers industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Carpet, Rug & Curtain Retailers Industry?

    Firms in this industry retail carpets, rugs, curtains, wall and floor coverings and floor tiles in specialised stores. The industry does not include wooden or stone flooring products, which are included in the Hardware and Home Improvement Stores industry (IBISWorld report G47.520). The industry also excludes ceramic and cork floor tiles.

    Industry Products
  • Tufted carpet
  • Other carpet
  • Curtains and window dressings
  • Floor coverings
  • Industry Activities
  • Carpet retailing
  • Curtain retailing
  • Wallpaper retailing
  • Floor coverings retailing
  • Rug retailing
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from residential building construction
  • Capital expenditure on dwellings
  • Demand from commercial building construction
  • Demand from floor and wall covering
  • Real household disposable income

  • Current Performance
  • Comfort underfoot
  • Multichannel methods
  • External competition
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • New housing
  • Strong competition
  • Certainty returns
  • Table: Carpet, Rug & Curtain Retailers Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Carpet, Rug & Curtain Retailers Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Residential Building Construction
  • Floor & Wall Covering
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Carpet & Rug Manufacturing
  • Furniture, Carpet & Lighting Wholesaling
  • Household Textile & Soft Furnishing Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Tufted carpet
  • Curtains and window dressings
  • Other carpet
  • Other
  • Floor coverings
  • Chart: Carpet, Rug & Curtain Retailers Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Private households - new housing
  • Private households - existing housing
  • Commercial sector
  • Government and other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Carpet, Rug & Curtain Retailers Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Carpet, Rug & Curtain Retailers

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Carpet, Rug & Curtain Retailers Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Carpetright plc,
  • Table: Carpetright plc - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Carpet, Rug & Curtain Retailers Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Carpet, Rug & Curtain Retailers Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2011-2025)
  • Industry Gross Product (2011-2025)
  • Establishments (2011-2025)
  • Businesses (2011-2025)
  • Employment (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Purchases (2011-2025)
  • Profit (2011-2025)
  • Depreciation (2011-2025)
  • Marketing (2011-2025)
  • Rent (2011-2025)
  • Utilities (2011-2025)
  • Other (2011-2025)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Bespoke Carpet
  • Bespoke carpets are custom-designed and custom-made premium products.
  • Equity Issue
  • The sale of new stocks by a company to investors, to raise capital.
  • Tufted Carpet
  • Tufted carpet is manufactured by using hundreds of needles to pass carpet yarn through a primary backing. This is the most common carpet type.
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